The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our community and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes Subaru retailers who are making the world a better place while demonstrating an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in local communities. These efforts are focused in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

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What is the Subaru Love Promise?

Subaru and our retailers believe in making the world a better place and the Subaru Love Promise is our vision of respecting all people. This is our commitment to show love and respect to our customers and to work to make a positive impact in the world.

How is Wilsonville Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well.

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Did Wilsonville Subaru go above and beyond, provide exceptional service, or support causes that are important to you? We'd love to hear about it.

Love Promise Stories from Wilsonville Subaru

Subaru and Wilsonville Subaru believe in making a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work. We uphold that belief through our Love Promise Community Commitment. Every month, we select inspiring stories from customers and partners from around our area who strive to support our collective commitment and feature them here

Wilsonville Subaru; Making wishes come true! - Fletcher J

Make-A-Wish Oregon was thrilled to once again be a benefiting partner as a hometown charity in the 2021 Share the Love campaign with Wilsonville Subaru. Through their hard work and generous donations to our organization, we have been able to return to pre-pandemic levels of wish granting, making wishes for shopping sprees, backyard play structures, puppies, ponies, and more come true. Through the most challenging times for our organization and I'm sure for the team at Wilsonville Subaru, their commitment was unwavering, believing that every child, and especially wish kids, should experience hope and joy. One such story would be wish kid Seth's wish to go to the Masters. He was originally scheduled to go in 2020 but the pandemic began and he had to wait. Two years later, Seth's wish came true! He attended this year's tournament in Augusta, Georgia, and got to watch the stars practice, participate in the par 3 contest, and attend the tournament itself! Without the donations from businesses like Wilsonville Subaru, wishes like Seth's would not be possible. Thank you for your amazing support of wish kids!

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon
Wilsonville Subaru; Making wishes come true!

Bryan's Wish - FLETCHER J

This past week, Wilsonville Subaru joined forces with Dutch Bros. Coffee and 1927 S'mores to throw Brian's wish party celebrating his wish to have a ninja-themed tree temple! Brian and his family were amazed at the generosity of the local community and specifically Ron and his team at Wilsonville Subaru. The team went all out to provide Brian with cool toys and gear for his tree temple which will be built in the next month or so in his backyard. Make-A-Wish Oregon feels so fortunate to have the partnership we do with Wilsonville Subaru as their hometown charity partner for the 2nd consecutive year through the Subaru Share the Love Event during the holidays. Wilsonville Subaru's support makes it possible for wishes like Brian's to come true, providing Brian and his family hope and joy in the midst of difficult circumstances. Thank you to all who attended and participated in Brian's wish party and another salute to Ron, Dick, and the outstanding team at Wilsonville Subaru for their support of local wish kids!

MAKE A WISH OREGON
Bryan's Wish

Subaru Blankets for Clackamas Women’s Services! - Holly H

The Clackamas Women’s Services is quite the institution! I could not list all of the wonderful and extremely important services they offer women and children in our area, but I will mention some of the most thoughtful and necessary programs for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. They have the essentials covered, of course! Food, clothing (based on donations), and if you need a place to stay in an emergency, they have offsite locations on a first come, first serve basis for women and families. There are programs for survivor support, counseling and support groups, children and youth services and community education! Camp Hope America- Oregon is a summer program for children and youth whose families are receiving support from a Safe Place Family Justice Center. This camp provides a safe space for children who have survived trauma to feel like kids again! They can kayak, rope climb, horseback ride, do skits and sing alongs, as well as offering camp curriculum focused on healing and connection. They are always accepting financial contributions for their Generations of Promise campaign to keep this very important family camp alive and growing! The LEAP program, Legal Empowerment Accelerator Program offers very important representation on a sliding scale cost! Attorneys with very specific training are available for divorce, restraining orders, child support, immigration status and bankruptcy. I was especially impressed with the section specifically for Latina Services! There are a number of volunteer “Promotoras” dedicated to building safe and strong communities for Latin women. They are members of the faith community, co-workers and family members of survivors, trained in domestic violence, sexual violence, community safety resources, outreach and leadership development! They also offer the fantastic option to have a video court appearance! A private room away from the opposing party and with a confidential advisor sounds like a much easier and less stressful way to testify! The Clackamas Women’s Shelter also partners with the Oregon Food Bank, Clackamas Sheriff’s department, the DA Office, Adult Protective Services, and even offsite emergency shelters in undisclosed locations to ensure the maximum amount of security possible for those who need it. I was fortunate enough to help be a part of a charity donation for this fantastic organization during Subaru Loves to Help. Myself and a few friends of Wilsonville Subaru bundled up and headed over to A Safe Place, the headquarters of Clackamas Women’s Shelter, on November 4th. We loaded a Subaru Ascent with our boxes of waterproof Subaru blankets and headed their way. We were met by Josie Greer, she gave us so much wonderful information about A Safe Place. She was even kind enough to give us a quick tour! We didn’t want to keep Josie from her community work, so we didn’t stay long, but with all of the volunteer options needed, I’m sure we will be back soon!

Clackamas Women's Services
Subaru Blankets for Clackamas Women’s Services!

Abby's Closet - Holly H

Wilsonville Subaru’s partnership with Abby’s Closet began in 2017! Abby herself came to our store to purchase a new Subaru, though she walked away with more than a Crosstrek. She also found a new drop partner for her Prom Dress non-profit! This awesome organization started in 2004 and is a local, Oregon based company. The mission of Abby’s closet is to “inspire confidence and respect in high school women by providing free formal dresses for prom or other memorable events.” They point out that for many students, receiving a free dress from Abby’s closet is often the only way that student has an opportunity to attend prom or other memorable rites of passage in a young woman’s life. So far, they have given away over 30,000 dresses in last decade. Which is impressive! Each spring they hold a two day giveaway. It is an ultimate Prom Dress shopping spree. They host it at the Oregon Convention center and fill the room with over 70,000 dresses to choose from! Their dresses range in size from 0-20 they have all kinds of styles and fabrics, short to long, from brand new to vintage! They offer fitting rooms and have a private fitting room just to accommodate children who may identify as transgender. There is even a seamstress on site to tailor the perfect dress in a pinch! Not only do you get to have a fabulous shopping experience for your new dress, you also get to choose an accessory to complete your Prom look. From shoes, to shawls to jewelry, they thought of everything. And for the icing on the cake, one lucky girl each year is selected by a board of directors to be the recipient of the Dreams Scholarship! You must be a senior in high school with plans for higher education to be eligible for the Dreams scholarship and you also are invited to an awards ceremony and a private giveaway to select your perfect dress and accessory! Abby’s closet was founded by Abby and her mother Sally when Abby realized her favorite pink prom dress didn’t have to hang in the closet unused, and that another girl could enjoy it just as she had! Wilsonville Subaru has been accepting dress donations for three years now; we keep bags and bags filled with beautiful prom dress donations from our local community until Abby’s closet cans swing by to collect! It’s incredible how many members of our community just swing by on any given day to drop off these unused dresses and chat. We are so grateful for members of our community who love giving back as much as Subaru and Abby’s Closet!

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Abby's Closet

SUMMER OF VICTORY - Linda A

If you were fortunate enough to be at Wilsonville Subaru on a Tuesday morning last summer, you may have been greeted or attended to by one of our WE students. WE stands for Work Experience, however we like to think of it as the K-12 and beyond program. The Victory students work alongside our employees in sales on the showroom floor, observing a tech changing oil in our service drive, or assisting in our parts department. This is a great opportunity for Victory students to learn and observe different aspects of our business and perhaps discover a new interest or vocation. As you can see, Victory Academy is more than a specialized K-12 school for children on the Autism Spectrum. They are dedicated to the long term success of their students and we are so happy they’re our home town charity for the third year running! Victory Academy is the only local K-12 school opened year around with programs and education designed specifically for children with Autism. With help from our community partners and as part of the Subaru LOVE promise, we have been able to raise over $60,000 to help Victory Academy continue and maintain these very specialized and necessary programs! For the employees here at Wilsonville Subaru, the presence of the Victory students has taught us a few things as well. We ALL have the ability to rise to the challenge every day no matter how big, or how small. We ALL have the opportunity to embrace our differences and genuinely accept one another for who we are. This partnership is truly a unique opportunity for us to SHARE the LOVE and serves as a reminder that a small impact on someone today can create a better tomorrow, and that is Victory for us all!

Wilsonville Subaru
SUMMER OF VICTORY

Wilsonville Subaru Makes a Dogs Day! - Holly H

Wilsonville Subaru celebrated Make a Dog's Day the very best way we could think of! We focused on getting as many of our underdogs adopted and in as many loving new homes as possible! Working together with our partner shelter, Oregon Dog Rescue, we have made quite the impact this month in many an underdogs life! Our results were nothing to bark at! By Make A Dog's Day, October 22nd, we were able to count 104 doggie adoptions initiated from Wilsonville Subaru! Our results even surprised our staff! We don't have room on our display for all of the adopted doggies! And there is still plenty more Subaru Loves Pets Month left! By the end of October, our goal is 150 dogs adopted from our partnership with Oregon Dog Rescue shelter! We also have amassed quite a collection of donations for that same shelter. From beds, to treats, to crates, we have a donation site available right under our adoption wall in our lounge between our sales and service department. Feel free to come by and leave a toy or pick your very own Subaru Underdog to take with you on your next adventure!

Oregon Dog Rescue
Wilsonville Subaru Makes a Dogs Day!

Subaru Loves Pets – Cat Adoption Team - Heather S

Unpredictable. Energetic. Intelligent. Adorable. These are just a few words that the staff and volunteers at Cat Adoption Team (CAT) have used to describe Murdock. Murdock had been returned to CAT in early September when his latest adopters realized after a few weeks that he was just too much cat for them. This busy, active cat needs a lot of mental and physical interaction. He would get bored easily, then lash out by hissing and lunging at his new adopters. It was clear that Murdock needed more space and a family with the time and ability to provide a lot of enrichment and playtime—and maybe even a catio or interest in harness training him. Back at CAT, our staff and volunteers worked hard to keep Murdock entertained and reduce his overstimulation aggression. The behavior and enrichment team moved him out of a kennel and into an office so he had more space. He also got to spend time in CAT's "catio" (a cat-safe outdoor enclosure that he absolutely loved!). He began clicker training, had tons of toys and playtime, and got loads of attention from all his favorite people. Still, it was taking a little longer than usual to find him the right home. But in October, thanks to promotion and support from Wilsonville Subaru, this "harder-to-place" kitty found a purr-fect new family to take him home! Recently, his new adopters shared this adorable update: "Within a couple minutes [of coming home] he’d explored everything in the room and was batting at the doorknob. So, with a little trepidation, we let him out. Murdock loved it. He spent the next couple of hours exploring the house. He adored the bird feeders and the squirrels running along the back porch. He sat in windows, staring out at the bird-filled greenway behind our house... We have a large house, one where he can really let loose and run. By mid-afternoon he was tearing about joyfully. Every now and then he’d bound past us, tail up, the way cats do when they want you to chase them. We didn’t, of course. But we whipped out his toys every time he got excited and played with him till he flopped on the floor... I think this is going to work brilliantly. Murdock is a sweet, loving, playful boy. Right now he’s flopped across one of the heating vents, digesting breakfast. I’m looking forward to seeing if we can train him to accept leashes. I’ve always wanted a cat that could go for walks with me!" Cat Adoption Team, Murdock, and his new family are so grateful that Subaru believes in helping the underdogs — and undercats! — in shelters find new families to love. Thanks for being a part of Murdock's journey home.

Cat Adoption Team
Subaru Loves Pets – Cat Adoption Team

Victory Loves to Help - Holly H

Victory loves to help! Tuesday, October 12th, around 9:45, Wilsonville Subaru’s Service Department had the pleasure of accepting some assistance from one of Victory Academy’s brightest students! Victory Academy Is Oregon’s only year-round school for children and teens with Autism. We love sharing our dealership with the Victory Academy students, we are hoping the use of our facilities allows them great work experience and life skills to set themselves up for the future! Luke came by on Wednesday, October 12th for Wilsonville Subaru’s Work Experience program, or WE, as we like to call it around here. This specific Wednesday his focus was helping Edgar, one of our exceptional Express Technicians work on a Subaru Forester. Luke and Edgar started with a full oil and filter change. Luke learned how to drain and replenish all necessary fluids to keep the Forester running in tip top shape! They moved on to the main project next, a hole in one of the tires! Luke assisted in removing the damaged tire, repairing the rubber tire, placing it back on the metal rim, and then back on the Subaru, good as new! Wilsonville Subaru has been partnering with Victory Academy for four years with our WE program. We also have had the ability to sponsor Victory Academy as our Hometown charity for the third year running! We are hoping to raise more money in 2021 than previous years, to show our appreciation to this school for all they do in our community!

Victory Academy
Victory Loves to Help

Wilsonville Subaru Loves Pets! - Holly H

It’s been a very barktacular October at Wilsonville Subaru so far! For our “Subaru Loves Pets” October focus we decided to team up with Oregon Dog Rescue to find some underdogs their forever homes! We posted pictures of all available doggies and their individual profiles on a big wall facing our sales and service department. We are off to a fabulous start! By the 10th of October, we have already assisted in finding 19 dogs a forever family! We are also accepting donations for Oregon Dog Rescue, and supplying them with things they need like puppy pads, food etc. Subaru’s letter from our Marketing Department says it best, “A core principle of our Subaru Loves Pets initiative is an ongoing commitment to help all pets find their perfect, loving home. In 2020, Subaru and our retailers helped over 22,000 animals get adopted during Subaru Loves Pets month in October, with 16% of those animals being Underdogs with special needs.” We are doing our part this month to help Subaru surpass 2020’s adoption efforts and help more and more furry passengers find their way into new Subaru’s and new homes! As we all know, Subaru owners and dogs go together like peanut butter and jelly, like a dog with a bone or even like Subaru’s and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive!

Wilsonville Subaru
Wilsonville Subaru Loves Pets!

We Share the Love with Victory! - Holly H

We began our partnership with the Victory Academy in 2018, and here at Wilsonville Subaru we are thankful once again to have Victory as our hometown charity. Victory Academy is the only local K-12 school opened year around with programs and education designed specifically for children with autism. With help from our community partners and as part of the Subaru LOVE promise, we have been able to raise over 60,000 to help Victory Academy continue and maintain these very specialized and necessary programs. If you were fortunate enough to be at Wilsonville Subaru on a Tuesday morning this summer, you may have been greeted or attended to by one of our WE students. WE stands for Work Experience, however we like to think of it as the K-12 and beyond program. The Victory students work alongside our employees in sales on the showroom floor, observing a tech changing oil in our service drive, or assisting in our parts department. This is a great opportunity for Victory students to learn and observe different aspects of our business and perhaps discover a new interest or vocation. As you can see, Victory Academy is more than a specialized K-12 school for children with autism. They are dedicated to the long term success of their students and we are so happy they’re our hometown charity! For the employees here at Wilsonville Subaru the presence of the Victory students has taught us a few things as well. We ALL have the ability to rise to the challenge every day no matter how big, or how small. We ALL have the opportunity to embrace our differences and genuinely accept one another for who we are. This partnership is truly a unique opportunity for us to SHARE the LOVE and serves as a reminder that a small impact on someone today can create a better tomorrow, and that is Victory for us all!

Victory Academy
We Share the Love with Victory!